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Nutrition information
Serving: 1 cup (349 grams)
Servings per container: 6
Calories: 120 (50 from fat)
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Fat: 6 grams (1.5 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 7 gram
Sodium: 170 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 12 gram (5 fiber, 6 sugars)


Recipe tip

Prefer your soup hot? You can also heat this soup on your stovetop. Be careful not to let it boil.

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Cool cucumber soup

This soup may seem high in fat but most of it is the good kind! Healthful fats from avocado may help to protect against heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Ingredients

1 cup fat-free vegetable broth
3/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
4 cucumbers, peeled and diced
1 avocado, peeled and diced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together vegetable broth, yogurt, buttermilk and coriander. Set aside.
  2. Place 1/2 of the diced cucumber, all of the diced avocado, 1/2 of the sliced green onion and 2 tablespoons dill in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour blended mixture in the bowl with the yogurt mixture. Add the remaining cucumber, green onion and lemon juice. Mix well.
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  5. Serve chilled.

Recipe contains: milk

Makes 6 servings












 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 07/02/2013
Last updated: 07/02/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department